We are a strong and dedicated team of creative reuse professionals who love diverting usable waste from the waste stream and making creative materials accessible to teachers, parents, kids, hobbyists, crafters, artisans, creative entrepreneurs and, well, everyone.


Dave Lowe

Executive Director - Portland

Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina 
Been at SCRAP since: August , 2020
SCRAP Expertise:  People, place and prosperity
Favorite store items:  Reusable containers of all shapes and sizes and wacky post/greeting cards.
Favorite creative reuse project:  At current? Alllll the house projects - they never end.
What He's up to off the clock: Spending time with his partner, Hannah and son Miles (affectionately and accurately referred to as sMiles) in their garden or on a trail; hiking, biking or climbing; playing board games



Reuse Specialist

Hometown: Portland, OR
Been at SCRAP since: August 2018
SCRAP Expertise: Organizing items and stocking the shelves
Favorite store items: To-Go Kits, drawing supplies, and quirky craft items
Favorite creative reuse project: Mosaic-making with tiles and various odds and ends
What they're up to off the clock: Daydreaming, drawing, singing, creative writing, listening to Indie playlists, and collaborative storytelling with friends



Reuse Manager

Hometown: a little bit of here and there. 
Been at SCRAP since: february 2020
SCRAP Expertise: playing tetris.
Favorite store items: beads, fabric, and any oddities i never knew existed!
Favorite creative reuse project: creative self portraits with random objects.
What he is up to off the clock: photographing, listening to & playing music, journaling, sewing, cooking.


Cap'n Sparkletooth


Hometown: Mariana Trench, Pacific Ocean 
Been at SCRAP since: December, 2016 
SCRAP Expertise: Convincing people to donate bags, appearing in photos 
Favorite store items: Sequins, roses, the Davey Jones’ Locker bin 
Favorite creative reuse project: skull decorating, treasure map making 
What she’s up to off the clock: Singing shanties, swabbing the deck, walking the plank, haunting taverns and reuse centers, not being for sale



Reuse Specialist

Hometown:  Rochester, NY
Been at SCRAP since:  May 2020
SCRAP expertise:  Meeting & Greeting, Metals and Plastics
Favorite store items:  Leather and Sewing Notions
What I'm up to off the clock:  Music (drums/dj), gardening, metalsmithing and jewelry design



Donations Specialist

Hometown: Born in Philadelphia, Portland is home
Been at SCRAP since: Started April 2020
SCRAP expertise: Using in house resources to make SCRAP more user friendly for guests and employees 
Favorite store items:  The diversity of items in the store allow for a range of creative problem solving. My interests are dynamic. 
What I'm up to off the clock: Anything outdoors; kayaking, hiking, biking, camping. I also very much enjoy exploring the world through travel. 


We count on your generosity as an individual, foundation, corporate sponsor, or partner.

You feel the creative, environmental, and educational love from SCRAP. You return the love by adding to our resources so we can share with others. It becomes a circle of love that keeps giving – to you, to us, and to the entire community.